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"No Frills - IBM is the world we live in."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Architect in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
Current Employee - Architect in Warwick, West Midlands, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at IBM full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Talented people.
- Truthworthy.
- IBM culture and the people that are here are very consistent.
- Has breadth and depth in terms of industry sectors IBM operates in and range of work (services, software and hardware).
- You can leave a very well rounded person.
- Job security.

Cons

- Average pay and very average benefits.
- Poor bonus scheme.
- Experienced people are not valued. The technical experienced persons must become salesman or be ill treated and leave eventually.
- Struggle to communicate all the range of things going on across the company.

Advice to Management

Its the workers on the ground that actually generate revenue for IBM. We are primarily a people/brain power business. This is what we sell. They need to be managed far better in terms of end of year ratings, remuneration, bonus and benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for IBM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company with great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled people available to support sales teams at worldwide level; amazing and unique knowledge base (intranet "w3"); whenever the different teams are tuned with the same objective it's difficult to loose a deal. A lot of good career opportunities if you have the right "mentor(s)"

    Cons

    Matrix structure generate stacking and a lot of "bosses"; too much bureaucracy; mediocre 2nd level management with no leadership capabilities

    Advice to Management

    Under a "forecast accuracy improvement" initiative include to rethink the role and profile of the 2nd level management (as a priority)


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    "d"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at IBM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits, lots of coverage like acupuncture, massage, etc.
    - Lots of company discounts and perks
    - Smart, dedicated and independent team members
    - Able to work from home

    Cons

    - Outdated technology
    - Too many processes that distract you from actual work
    - Not enough team work.

    Advice to Management

    - Get opinions from every employee, not just from their team leaders

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